USA and Canada’s influenza vaccination programmes for children based on little evidence: The Lancet review of all relevant trials published last winter by Dr. Jefferson and colleagues found no evidence to support the CDC position. Continue reading →
FDA Panel Poses Pointed Questions to Drug Makers Over Risks of Painkillers – NYT Thu, 17 Feb 200 A three day public advisory panel hearing which is overflowing with attendees from around the world, is an investigation of the conduct of pharmaceutical . . . Continue reading →
Jury Finds Chrisopher Pittman Guilty of Murder Tue, 15 Feb 2005 A jury rejected the link between the murder by a (then) 12 year old to the effect of the antidepressant Zoloft. The jury found Christopher Pittman guilty of murder—as charged. He . . . Continue reading →
THE NEW YORK TIMES February 12, 2005 Drug Regulators Are Trying to Quash Study, Senator Says By GARDINER HARRIS WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 – The tension and intrigue surrounding a crucial federal drug advisory committee meeting next week, already high, reached a boil . . . Continue reading →
Canadian Regulators Withdraw ADD Drug Linked to 20 Sudden Deaths Thu, 10 Feb 2005 Canadian regulators – but not the FDA – have withdrawn a Adderall, a pssychostimulant drug prescribed for children with so-called ADHD that has been linked to 20 sudden . . . Continue reading →
Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony for the record.
My name is Meryl Nass, M.D., and I have worked for the past twenty years as an emergency physician and internist in community hospitals in the northeastern US. I have also studied many aspects of bioterrorism since 1989. I am the person who first demonstrated, in 1992, that one could investigate an epidemic retrospectively, and prove that it was due to biological warfare, using Rhodesia’s 1978-80 anthrax epidemic as a model.
From the Los Angeles Times THE NATION Suicide Rate Down in the Era of Prozac Numbers have declined since a 1980s peak when such drugs came into use, a study finds. A skeptic says gun laws might be the cause. By Alan . . . Continue reading →
NIH to Ban Consulting Deals With Drug Firms – LAT / NYT Tue, 1 Feb 2005 Thanks to the investigative reports by David Willman in the Los Angeles Times, shedding light on secret financial ties by sernior scientists at the National Instiutes . . . Continue reading →